Music, // November 11, 2014


Lake Lyon

Lake Lyon

Lake Lyon is an upcoming band of college students trying to bring the indie/alternative sub-culture into the south. It consists of Austin Motlow (vocals/guitar), Mario Butler (keys), Trevor Page (guitar), Nathan Cerice (bass), and Sam Gilmore (drums). The band began as an idea by lead-vocalist Austin Motlow. During Fall of 2013, Austin went on a life-changing trip to New Zealand and the Philippines where he ventured for six months. After returning to the states, he wanted to share what he had experienced overseas through his love of music. During his freshman year at the University of Alabama, Austin and two of his roommates started Lake Lyon in hopes of expressing the importance of living out passions and following dreams. The band now consists of five friends who had all previously played together in different bands during high school at venues all over their hometown, Birmingham, Alabama. In October 2014, Lake Lyon released their debut EP “Fernweh.” This new group wants to spread their music in hopes of bringing new genres to the local music scene.

'Fernweh' by Lake Lyon

Fernweh‘ by Lake Lyon


Interview with Lake Lyon

1. Who are you and what do you do?
We are Lake Lyon from Birmingham, Alabama, and we create, record, and perform our own music.

Mario Butler

Mario Butler



2. Why music?
Music is something that we can easily express ourselves with, and it is something we are all passionate about.




3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be involved in music?
Some of the band members have been involved in music ever since early elementary school

Sam Gilmore

Sam Gilmore



4. What are your favorite subject(s) and style(s)?
As far as styles go, we all listen to a wide variety, but mainly we listen to indie rock and alternative music.



5. How do you work and approach a new piece that you are working on?
Usually Austin, our lead vocalist, or Mario, our keyboardist, will come up with general idea and then we start expanding from there.

Nathan Cerice and Trevor Page Photo by Honey Davis

Nathan Cerice and Trevor Page
Photo by Honey Davis









6. What are your favorite musician(s), singer(s)?
Young the Giant, alt-J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc.

7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
“That’s gonna be on the radio one day”

8. What do you like about your work?
Music is something anyone can relate to. It brings people together.

Cave Jams with Austin Motlow and Trevor Page

Cave Jams with Austin Motlow and Trevor Page



9. What advice would you give to other musicians?
If you love playing music, get out there, start playing around, practice, be creative, have fun.



10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Not in school

Lake Lyon Live at the Nick in Downtown Birmingham

Lake Lyon Live at The Nick in Downtown Birmingham